USS Iwo Jima (CV-46)
Iwo Jima under construction
|Namesake:||Battle of Iwo Jima|
|Ordered:||14 June 1943|
|Builder:||Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co|
|Launched:||Cancelled prior to launching|
|Fate:||Sold for scrap|
|Class and type:||Essex-class aircraft carrier|
|Speed:||33 knots (61 km/h)|
|Range:||20,000 nautical miles (37,000 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)|
USS Iwo Jima (CV-46) was a planned member of the Essex-class aircraft carriers of World War II. Newport News Shipbuilding began construction of the vessel in early 1945, but on August 11, the Navy cancelled the contract. She remained in an unfinished state until 1949, when her hull was scrapped before ever being launched.
- Polmar, Norman (2008). Aircraft Carriers: A History of Carrier Aviation and its Influence on World Events, Volume II 1946-2006. Dulles, VA: Potomac Books. ISBN 9781574886658.
- Polmar, p. 470
- Polmar, p. 5
- Polmar, p. 6